Letters – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 23 Mar 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Mar 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno Strother				Newcastle march the 23rd 1679/80

This comes to accompany mr Ch. Blackett Commander of the assistance of this place In whome I have loaden Sixteene Ch. of Coales Newc[astle] measure, and <Five> hundred Thirty Eight Cottons, wth wch [I] have ordered him to Seeke a markett, if he come to you pray receive thm and dispose thereof to my most advantage, and despatch him backe wth all speed possible, wth his load any of the finest, narrowest flat you Can meete wth all onlely 5: 6 or 7 Tonn of Inch <sqer>[square?] 2 or 3 Tonn of thicke <sqer>, and lett the <ma[ster]> have wt money he wants for his occations, if the ma happen to Sell his goods att another part, upon his letter I desire your Care In recommending him unto an honest man who shall doe his businesse and furnish him wth wt money he wants, I shall willingly wth all my heart allow you your Commission over and above, wch is all that can be expected, and as either you or yor friend are In disburse due you reimburse yourselfe upon mr Ch: Banckes murcht In Hamb, who has the med full order for the Complying wth your bills, and I doe desire you to provide me <against> the bearer Come against his loading of Such narrow flatt as never Came tto Newcastle and In doeing whereof, twill both very much tend to yr advantage, and you Infinitely oblidge   MB

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